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Tata Advanced Systems and Satellogic Sign Key Agreement for Manufacturing Low Earth Orbit Satellites in India

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a prominent player in the private sector specializing in aerospace and defense solutions, has forged a strategic collaboration with Satellogic Inc., a leader in sub-meter resolution Earth Observation (EO) data collection. This partnership aims to establish and enhance local space technology capabilities in India, marking a significant milestone for both companies as they venture into the rapidly growing Indian defense and commercial market.

The collaborative initiative represents the initial phase of TASL’s satellite strategy, focusing on comprehensive training, knowledge transfer, and local assembly of optical sub-meter resolution EO satellites. The inaugural satellite resulting from this collaboration, named TSAT-1A, is slated for launch. The primary emphasis will be on satellite manufacturing and imagery development within India, catering to national defense and commercial applications. TASL is set to inaugurate a satellite Assembly, Integration, and Testing (AIT) plant at its Vemagal facility in Karnataka to support these efforts.

Sukaran Singh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TASL, expressed the company’s commitment to the space sector, citing its importance not only as a business venture but also as a cultural cornerstone rooted in precision. Singh stated, “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Satellogic, a company with best-in-class technology and an entrepreneurial mindset.” Additionally, TASL intends to collaborate with local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for payloads and other technologies, contributing to the enhancement of indigenous content in India.




Tata Advanced Systems and Satellogic Sign Strategic Contract to Build LEO  Satellites
Tata Advanced Systems and Satellogic Sign Strategic Contract to Build LEO Satellites

The partnership between TASL and Satellogic extends beyond satellite assembly, encompassing the development of a new satellite design. The collaboration will also involve the integration of multiple payloads on a single satellite, designed to generate a diverse range of data over India. This multi-faceted approach aligns with the broader goal of accelerating space capacity building for one of the world’s largest nations.

Emiliano Kargieman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Satellogic, highlighted the collaborative effort’s potential impact on space capacity building, emphasizing its role in advancing commercial space capabilities and providing greater access to critical information. Kargieman stated, “This collaboration will accelerate space capacity building for one of the largest nations in the world with the goal of enabling the advancement of commercial space capabilities and greater access to critical information for a range of applications such as security, sustainability, and energy.”

The collaborative venture positions both TASL and Satellogic at the forefront of India’s space technology landscape, combining their expertise to drive innovation and contribute to the nation’s space capabilities. As the demand for Earth Observation data continues to grow across various sectors, including defense, sustainability, and energy, this collaboration is poised to play a pivotal role in meeting these evolving needs.

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